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Dec 10 2014

Is it a good idea to regulate VoIP-based services?

Jamaica has announced that it will be introducing regulations for over the top VoIP services in order to generate tax revenue, but is that really a good idea? For most of us in the Caribbean, we have been riveted by the unfolding drama of the proposed purchase of Columbus International by Cable and Wireless Communications …

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Dec 03 2014

Can you hear me now? The voice of Caribbean telecoms consumers

A discussion on the growing concern that the Caribbean telecoms/ICT consumer is not top consideration in those markets, and what they can do to regain their voice. Though it might have always been the case, the recent announcement of Cable & Wireless Communications Plc’s intention to purchase Columbus International Inc. (which trade as LIME and …

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Nov 21 2014

What does it mean to be an “ICT professional”?

A brief look at the ICT profession and why the Caribbean might need a competency framework for ICT professionals and specialists. With the emergence of the field “information and communications technology” (ICT) over the last 10 years or so, a cadre of persons dubbed “ICT professionals” has also developed. However, what does it mean to …

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Nov 19 2014

Do cyber cafés still have a place in the Caribbean?

In this day and age when everyone aspires to have their own personal computing device, Internet/cyber cafés might still be necessary in the Caribbean. Over the past few years there has been an increasing focus on ensuring individual (and household) take-up of Internet services, both fixed-line and mobile/cellular based. As a result, it may seem …

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Nov 12 2014

What will the ICT world look like by 2020?

The Connect 2020 Agenda outlines a broad range of goals and targets that countries worldwide have committed to achieve by 2020. Will the Caribbean succeed in meeting those goals? At an International Telecommunications Union conference last week, meeting participants unanimously adopted the ‘Connect 2020 Agenda for Global Telecommunication/ICT Development’. The Agenda outlines the shared vision, …

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